S.B. Maritime Museum Book Club
When: Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008, 10 a.m. to noon
Where: S.B. Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Wy., #190, Santa Barbara
Age limit: Not available
Categories: Social: Meetings
Join us on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Take part in engaging discussions about a wide variety of maritime-related reads. Below is a summary of this month's selection: Mine's Bigger, by David A. Kaplan.
As the dominant venture capitalist of Silicon Valley, Tom Perkins had seemingly done it all-from amassing a billion-dollar fortune to getting himself convicted of manslaughter in France. But his ultimate dream was to create the biggest, fastest, riskiest, highest-tech, most self-indulgent sailboat ever built.
With keen storytelling and biting wit, bestselling author David A. Kaplan takes us inside the mind of an American genius and behind the scenes of an extraordinary venture: the birth of Perkins's $130 million marvel The Maltese Falcon. The riveting biography of a remarkable ship and the remarkable man who built it, Mine's Bigger is an unforgettable profile of ambition, hubris, audacity, and the imagination of a legendary entrepreneur.
Event posted Sept. 6, 2008
Last updated Jan. 11, 2010